Actors as Characters in a Soga Play, Representing the Seven Gods of Good Fortune in the Treasure Ship: Nakamura Tomozô as Usami no Saburô, Representing Jurôjin (or Fukurokuju); Nakayama Nanshi II as Ôiso no Tora, Representing Benten; Onoe Tamizô II as Kob

役者見立宝船  (寿老人ヵ福禄寿)宇佐美三郎 中村友三、(弁財天)大磯ノ虎 二代目中山南枝、(布袋)小林ノ朝比奈 二代目尾上多見蔵、(毘沙門天)工藤祐経 四代目市川鰕十郎、(大黒)曽我五郎 五代目市川海老蔵、(福禄寿ヵ寿老人)久我美ノ三郎 三代目市川市蔵、(恵比寿)曽我十郎 初代実川延三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 1st month
Artist Gansuitei Yoshitoyo (Japanese, died 1866)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 109

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 35.1 cm (14 1/2 x 13 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36249

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nami Nori Soga Hana no Kagekiyo
Theater: Naka
浪乗曽我花景清(なみのりそがはなのかげきよ)
 中

Signed

Yoshitoyo sha
芳豊写

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection